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In Which Chris Matthews Goes Too Far (Again)

Chris Matthews likes Tom Ridge. Like, a lot. As in, really, really thinks he's great. At least, one can't help... More

Barack-toberfest Metaphor-o-ama!

Oh, how clever the media got in describing Obama’s Berlin speech

When everyone’s talking about something, it can be hard to find new ways to describe it. But fear not, dear... More

Polling Questions: Sly Like A Fox

Fox News has conducted a poll, promisingly entitled, "Does Obama Get Better Treatment by the Press?" Well, we were, of... More

And…the NRO Weighs in on Barack-toberfest

This from National Review Online' s Jim Geraghty: 'There comes a time when we heed a certain call.' There was... More

Stewart Weighs in on Barack-toberfest

Are the media in the tank for Herr Obama? Jon Stewart says "Ja." More

Novak, Chapter Two: In Which Our Prince of Darkness Finds Himself Aggrieved

Robert Novak is feeling a bit glum today. Not, mind you, because of yesterday’s hit-(a pedestrian)-and-(try to)-run accident—“He’s not dead,... More

Media “In the Tank?” — Take 821

Jake Tapper authors the latest episode of the investigative newsmagazine-meets-serial soap opera that is The Media and Obama: Totally in... More

Anbar Awakening, MSM Sleeping

Where are the mainstreamers on McCain’s major mistake?

There are gaffes, and then there are Gaffes. And yesterday, John McCain made a Gaffe. Speaking with Katie Couric about... More

David Carr’s Spud Missiles

Who knew? Starchy root vegetables make brilliant literary devices! Well, apparently, David Carr—Times media reporter and, currently, everyone's favorite rehabilitated... More

John McCain and the Authenticity Trap

Why “let McCain be McCain” doesn’t wash

In an early episode of The West Wing, President Jed Bartlet and his chief of staff, Leo McGarry—struggling with what... More

Amen, Deborah Howell

The WaPo's ombudsman, Deborah Howell, joins the choir pleading for more substance in campaign coverage: My monitoring of political stories... More

The Onion on the “Definitive Obama Puff Piece”

Read all about "Boogyin' With Barack." More

FBN: When Word Games Attack!

From the I'd-be-cringing-in-horror-if-I-weren't-laughing-so-hard department: footage of noted nuance-lover Barack Obama submitting to free-association game-playing while being interviewed about the economy.... More

Wiki-ocracy in America

Wikipedia, aid and scourge of journalists the world over, is considering adding a layer of monitoring to protect the site... More

What’s She Compensating For?

Good news for all you tired, you poor, you huddled bloggers yearning not to work for free: you might be... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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